Are the Type "K" extinguishers with the extended wand type hoses still authorized IAW NFPA 10 or do we need to remove them from service?
Not on the obsolete list
Maybe replace at the six or twelve year mark?
The following types of fire extinguishers are considered obsolete and shall be removed from service:
Chemical foam (excluding film-forming agents)
Carbon tetrachloride, methyl bromide, and chlorobromomethane (CBM)
Cartridge-operated loaded stream
Copper or brass shell (excluding pump tanks) joined by soft solder or rivets
Carbon dioxide extinguishers with metal horns
Solid charge–type AFFF extinguishers (paper cartridge)
Pressurized water fire extinguishers manufactured prior to 1971
Any extinguisher that needs to be inverted to operate
Any extinguisher manufactured prior to 1955
Any extinguishers with 4B, 6B, 8B, 12B, and 16B fire ratings
Stored-pressure water extinguishers with fiberglass shells (pre-1976)
Class K fire extinguishers manufactured after January 1, 2002, shall not be equipped with extended wand–type discharge devices.
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